Christian lyrics with chords for guitar, banjo, mandolin etc.
From: Tim Felten email@example.com
WORDS: Daniel W. Whittle(1840-1901)
MUSIC: James McGranahan(1840-1907)
capo on 3rd fret
THE BANNER OF THE CROSS
There's a royal banner given for display
To the soldiers of the King;
As an ensign fair we lift it up today,
D A7 D
While as ransomed ones we sing.
Marching on, marching on,
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For Christ count everything but loss!
And to crown Him King, toil and sing
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'Neath the banner of the cross!
Though the foe may rage and gather as the flood,
Let the standard be displayed;
And beneath its folds, as soldiers of the Lord,
For the truth be not dismayed.
Over land and sea, wherever man may dwell,
Make the glorious tidings known;
Of the crimson banner now the story tell,
While the Lord shall claim His own!
When the glory dawns- 'tis drawing very near-
It is hastening day by day;
Then before our King the foe shall disappear,
And the cross the world shall sway!